My First Cake - Please Be Kind ;)

Decorating By crustdust Updated 20 Feb 2013 , 5:38pm by crustdust

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crustdust Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 6:39pm
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AOkay, I finished my first cake this morning and I know it's far from perfect. I have to work faster when smoothing out the fondant on the cake. But we all have to start somewhere, right?

I have no idea why I went with a bug theme - probably because Fondant used to "bug" me? Now, the worst part is, there is a major snowstorm going on and I can't eat the cake myself. Will it be okay to hold it until tomorrow and then deliver it to a friends house?

I added the link to the album on Facebook - I am not sure if that's okay :)

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Jess155 Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 7:01pm
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I think it's very nice!  Your figures are so cute!  Yes, it should be fine tomorrow. 

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crustdust Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 7:03pm
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AThank you Jess. I know there are cracks in the fondant that covered the cake. I am not sure if my marshmallow fondant is the right considentcy - it's seems very soft

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vhannah53 Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 7:55pm
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Your little buggies are so cute and I thin you did a fanastic first try on fondant.  I can still remember my first fondant  I did cowboys hats right off on my first try or a wedding.. and I used the marshmallow fondant..nice but you could see shortening spots..for wedings I always use fondarific..easy to use and always taste great and looks great.   And I was up almost all night frosting the main cake...Now ten years later, my time is cut in half and the confidence is there to try any type of cake.

If this is one of your first cakes..my dear friend, you should have no worries.. This one is beautful.

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vhannah53 Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 7:56pm
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Nice thing about fondant, is it helps keep the cake fresh..

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Kima920 Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 8:05pm
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You did a pretty good job on the buggies:) but I think you might want to work on getting your crumb coat smooth.. you can see that the fondant is not smooth which is probably due to the crumb coat. Take the time to get your crumb coat smooth and your fondant will come out smoother on your cakes. It took me a while to figure that out in the beginning. If you are having trouble getting it smooth.. throw it in the freezer for 15 minutes and then over it with a warm knife..it will help smooth out your buttercream. 

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jani2316 Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 8:22pm
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You have talent. Now it is just a matter of practice, practice, practice until you make perfection!!

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kerriealloyd Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 8:55pm
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Ayour cake is really good.

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Debbiebakes Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 9:35pm
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AAdorable

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crustdust Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 2:11am
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AThanks everyone :) I really had fun with it

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mariel9898 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 2:35am
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I really like your cake. You know your fondant covering is not perfect but that comes with practice. Your figurines however are really well done.

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Annabakescakes Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 7:06am
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I think you did a terrific job! Do you have a fondant smoother? It really helps. Also, it helps if you smooth your icing very well, then roll your fondant a bit thicker. I agree the bugs are completely adorable!

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vgcea Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 8:15am
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Beautiful work. You'll only get better with time and more practice.

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Lea17 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 9:26am
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wow, for your first cake that is fab! well done :) 
 

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Tracy atfield Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 1:14pm
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AGood job its cute

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sweetheart1978 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 1:29pm
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Your cake looks amazing! Did you put your cake in the fridge after decorating it?

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crustdust Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 1:33pm
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AI didn't put it in the fridge because its Marshmallow Fondant and someone told me that putting Marshmallow Fondant in the fridge is a big NO NO

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 4:44pm
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This is honestly your first cake? As in, you'd never even baked a simple single-layer sheet cake, simply frosted and served in-pan?

 

I've baked perhaps a dozen or so cakes, none of them this ambitious. Even if this is merely your first decorated cake, it's quite remarkable. If it's truly your first cake of any kind, it's amazing.

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crustdust Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 4:54pm
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AOh I might should have put it this way - my first fondant decorated cake. I have baked many many cakes but never really decorated one with fondant

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 5:05pm
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It's still quite remarkable. I've never tried fondant, myself.

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crustdust Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 5:09pm
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AThank you. My second cake was a smaller one decorated with Minions. It turned out a lot better

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sweetheart1978 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 5:17pm
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what filling did you use if you don't mind me asking?

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crustdust Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 5:38pm
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AJust homemade strawberry jam. Absolutely nothing exciting

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